Essex2Visuvesi wrote:Just look at the RC car world, most of the big brands (Kyosho, Tamiya, Traxxas etc) now offer RTR cars of a reasonable quality. Something that they didnt do so much 10 years ago
I fly model planes, and it is cheaper now to buy a ready to fly job than make your own. The RTF are generally of a very high quality. In my dads day you made 2 or 3 through the winter to fly through the summer. Now you fly saturday, crash, throw into black bag while flying mates laughing, stop of at model shop on way home, evening swap radio gear etc over, ready to fly new one sunday ready to redeme yourself as Tom Cruise.
If you buy a plan or get one out of the mags, go study the quality of wood on sell, try out different glues, covering materials etc it is an expensive hobby. Similar to making your own engines/rolling stock. Again aimed at the adult market.